What place does profanity have in our lives?
A friend of a friend was directed to my blog. Her first comment, after reading one of my posts, was, “she uses a lot of foul language”. All that writing, all that effort and her takeaway was the occasional swear word?
I’ve wrestled for years with my propensity towards the profane. As a parent, I managed to go the first 7 or 8 years of my daughter’s life without swearing in front of her. Lately, that’s been slipping, as I’ve struggled with health issues and exhaustion – just too tired of trying to do everything “right”. So a damn or shit or hell slips out. Then she and I have a discussion about language and I do penance by wondering how much her therapy bill will be in the future.
It’s not as if I don’t understand some people’s reactions. As a teenager, I was prim and proper and pious…
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